韩国议员提议摒弃传统年龄计算法
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A South Korean lawmaker wants to abolish the country's highly unusual age calculation system.
 
一位韩国立法者想摒弃韩国非常特殊的年龄计算制度。
 
Under the system, babies are already one year old the day they are born, and automatically turn a year older every January 1. That means that children delivered on New Year's Eve are two years old the next day.
 
This is the system most South Koreans use in their everyday life, though they use the international system for most legal matters, according to CNN.
 
Hwang Ju-hong, a member of the country's National Assembly, believes Korean ages are antiquated1 and inefficient2, CNN reported. Earlier this year, he introduced a bill that makes the international way mandatory3 across all spheres.
 
"The difference in the age calculation methods used in legal and everyday life had various adverse4 effects such as: wasting unnecessary administrative5 costs, creating confusion in information exchange due to its difference with other countries and conflict due to fostering a culture of hierarchy6 based on age and avoiding certain months for childbirth," his bill said, according to CNN.
 
Hwang said his bill to move away from the Korean system has widespread support from other politicians, CNN reported.
 
But the National Assembly is currently at an impasse7 over election bills, which means that Hwang may have to re-introduce his legislation again next year.


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1 antiquated bzLzTH     
adj.陈旧的,过时的
参考例句:
  • Many factories are so antiquated they are not worth saving.很多工厂过于陈旧落后,已不值得挽救。
  • A train of antiquated coaches was waiting for us at the siding.一列陈旧的火车在侧线上等着我们。
2 inefficient c76xm     
adj.效率低的,无效的
参考例句:
  • The inefficient operation cost the firm a lot of money.低效率的运作使该公司损失了许多钱。
  • Their communication systems are inefficient in the extreme.他们的通讯系统效率非常差。
3 mandatory BjTyz     
adj.命令的;强制的;义务的;n.受托者
参考例句:
  • It's mandatory to pay taxes.缴税是义务性的。
  • There is no mandatory paid annual leave in the U.S.美国没有强制带薪年假。
4 adverse 5xBzs     
adj.不利的;有害的;敌对的,不友好的
参考例句:
  • He is adverse to going abroad.他反对出国。
  • The improper use of medicine could lead to severe adverse reactions.用药不当会产生严重的不良反应。
5 administrative fzDzkc     
adj.行政的,管理的
参考例句:
  • The administrative burden must be lifted from local government.必须解除地方政府的行政负担。
  • He regarded all these administrative details as beneath his notice.他认为行政管理上的这些琐事都不值一顾。
6 hierarchy 7d7xN     
n.等级制度;统治集团,领导层
参考例句:
  • There is a rigid hierarchy of power in that country.那个国家有一套严密的权力等级制度。
  • She's high up in the management hierarchy.她在管理阶层中地位很高。
7 impasse xcJz1     
n.僵局;死路
参考例句:
  • The government had reached an impasse.政府陷入绝境。
  • Negotiations seemed to have reached an impasse.谈判似乎已经陷入僵局。
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